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Gragas Statistics for Burrito McLoud

Author's performance with Gragas compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
6
Win %
43
Kills
4.5
Assists
10.7
Deaths
5.8
KA:D Ratio
2.6
Gold Earned
10.9K
Creep Score
61.8
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Hi everyone!


Welcome to my first Gragas guide, I've been playing with gragas since the beginning of S2 in EUW Server, then i moved to NA server in the middle of S2.

This is a starter guide to play Gragas in Mid/Top lane

Some people could say that "Gragas takes a lot of skill shots hard to land on the enemy champ", but it just take some practice to master it, it's not that hard once you start to get used (I used to play with lots of skill shot-Based champs like Amumu, Dr.Mundo, Nidalee or even Ashe)

You'll see the usual "AP Tank" item build since is one of the most effective build on Gragas, instead of being just another Glass Cannon champ. (There's also a full burst build if you feel like trying)

I hope this guide will be useful for you, feel free to give your opinion and thanks for reading! :).




For summoner spells, you can Switch between 4.pngFlash (If you want to escape or get close) and 3.pngExhaust (If you want to chase) Since your E is a very useful escape mechanism as a pretty useful gap closer, and also can go through walls. Ignite just for secure your kill.

Runes Back to Top

  • 9x
    +0.87 magic penetration Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
  • 4x
    +1.34 magic resist Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
  • 5x
    +0.17 ability power per level Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
  • 9x
    +1 armor Greater Seal of Armor
  • 3x
    +4.95 ability power Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

For runes, you MUST take magic penetration marks for a pretty good damage imput on early game against mostly of AP champs who are pretty squishy (Like Veigar, Fiddlesticks, Annie... Etc.)


Seals of armor if you're top laning or fighting against AD mid champs (This can also save you from early game ganks)

Ability power Glyphs and Quintessences grant Gragas a lot of damage in early game

Glyphs of magic resist and ability power for both damage and survivability

Masteries Back to Top

1/1
0/4
4/4
0/1
1/1
0/3
3/3
0/1
1/1
0/1
1/1
3/3
1/1
0/3
3/3
1/1
0/1
0/3
1/1
1/1

Offense: 21

2/2
2/2
2/2
0/2
0/1
3/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/4
0/1
0/1

Defense: 9

0/1
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/2
0/1
0/3
0/1

Utility: 0

Well, new season, new masteries, 

21/9/0 against ad champs
21/0/9 for better sustain (Mov. Speed, improv recall, mana regen per 5, summoner's insight 1 point, Strength of spirit 1 point)
21/7/2 for the lawls

Abilities Back to Top

Passive
q
1
4
5
7
9
w
2
8
10
12
13
e
3
14
15
17
18
r
6
11
16

Max Q for better damage, then W for sick basic attack damage


Once you have like 60 AP you'll One shot-Kill mage minions with your Barrel Roll

Since Body Slam's cooldown doesn't get reduced by leveling it, you can max it later, if you want to chase and kill more easily your enemies, you can feel free to max your E skill, but i tell you: You'll do more damage with your Barrel Roll

Tip: You want to throw your Barrel Roll between Melee minions and Mage minions in order to farm properly, if them don't die, just Body Slam the crap outta them!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Some mobility and a little bit of sustain.
    You'll have some AP, health and a little bit of mana regen, sounds pretty sweet right?
    You won't have damage nor mobility, but you'll have some sick mana regen.
    To prevent early ganks
    This is what you'll get on your first trip back on fountain.

Core Items

    Great damage imput + great lane sustain and CDR. You can take Mercury boots to get some MR and have more survivabilty against AP champs. You can sell RoA in late game to have a Void Staff
    Great CDR, lots of ARMOR and MR, a lot of armor from Iceborn Gauntlet and Frozen hearth, tenacity, and some sick ammount of damage... This build is pretty good if you're Top laning as gragas,

Situational Items

    You won't have damage at all (You'll still do a lot of damage to squishy ones), this is a build that i use when the AP carry in mid is Owning the enemy team and i get into the roll of the tank... It's also pretty good in ARAM.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Swain
    Hard
  • Vladimir
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

She has lots of "Jukes" and a really annoying burst in early/mid game, just play safe the first minutes.

VS

Fizz

Hard

105_icon_64.pngFizz (Hard counter on Gragas) will totally own your ass in lane, he can easily dodge your Q and your Ultimate with Playful/Trickster and chase you with Urchid Strike.
Of course, i'm not taking the risk that in a 100% of situations you'll lose the lane against him, It takes more than counterpick someone to win a lane, it takes a lot of skills, if Fizz don't have it, you're one lucky guy.

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

82_icon_64.pngHuehuekaiser is one of the most annoying champs you'll face in Mid/Top lane, really annoying passive, he farms really... REALLY fast (I mean... So fast that he maybe will be like 200+ CS on 20 min if you don't cut him down) and he does a lot of damage with all of his skills (Not to mention that all of his skills including Children of the grave ghost recharges his passive), but he's not impossible, just play safe, try to dodge his Siphon of destruction and bully him a lot (Beware of his Mace of spades!)

VS

Swain

Hard

He slows you, he snares you, increase his damage output on you, he sucks life from you with his ultimate, if you see someone picking50_icon_64.pngSwain, just pick another champ (Maybe112_icon_64.pngViktor :D!)

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Well, this guy isn't that hard against you, but he can dodge most of your skills by using Sanguine Pool and burst you a lot with his skills (Specially when he cast his ult on you). So be sure when to chase, and when to stay away from him... Bully him a lot, ask help to your jungler in order to get his Sanguine Pool on cooldown (It has a lot of cooldown) and then just drunk his ass off.


Take advantage that Gragas and Vladimir are free this week (Preseason week 4)

This is the end of the guide (Awww) :( Back to Top

That pretty much ends my first guide, thanks a lot for reading and make sure to post your opinion.


Maybe if this goes well, i'll post some more guides in a future, there's some awesome tips i have to give to y'all

Good luck, and have fun using Gragas :D!



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